Conference Services


To provide professional services and well-planned events of value to ALA's members, exhibitors and staff while returning financial and long term growth.



The American Library Association (ALA) premiered the LibLearnX: The  Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX) (LLX) conference on January 21-24, 2022 as a virtual conference. The first event was exclusive to ALA Members as an interactive education experience designed to motivate, inspire, and engage in discussion. The second LibLearnX, hosted in New Orleans, LA, January 27-30, 2023, was open to all library professionals, including Non-Members. The upcoming LibLearnX will be hosted on January 19-22 in Baltimore, Maryland. It will again be open to all library professionals, including Non-Members.

 At LibLearnX, library professionals at all levels can take part in a conference experience that will provide ultimate learning benefits. Attendees will participate in hands-on workshops, bite-size sessions, and other formats designed to match preferred learning styles with an emphasis on experiential learning. Be inspired and motivated by thought-leaders, authors, and subject matter experts, and celebrate your colleagues and favorite authors at the Award ceremonies. For more information about the upcoming conference, visit

Annual Conference

The American Library Association (ALA) holds its Annual Conference each June and is attended by thousands of librarians, educators, writers, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, and special guests. The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups, programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians, as well as tours and special events. Topics include libraries and technology, censorship, literacy, and other subjects of interest for libraries.

Exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, videos, computers, and other materials vital to today's libraries and librarians. ALA units hosts sessions and events that highlight various and current aspects of the profession. For more information, visit

Criteria for conference site selection and any subsequent changes conforming to ALA policy.

Criteria for conference site selection and any subsequent changes conforming to ALA policy.



To contact Conference Services, call 800-545-2433, ext. 3223

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Earla Jones, Conference Services Director

Kristin Lahurd, Conference Services, Deputy Director

Alicia Hamann, Registration and Housing Manager

Kara Stachowiak, Conference Content Manager

Yvonne Mclean, Meeting Planner

Donna Hunter, Marketing Specialist

Katherine Benford, Conference Coordinator

Paul Graller, Exhibition Management - Hall Erickson 630-929-7910